How do I know if I went live on Instagram?

Answered by John Hunt

To know if you have successfully gone live on Instagram, follow these steps:

1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device and log in to your account.
2. Tap on the camera icon at the top left corner of the screen or swipe right from your feed to access the camera.
3. Now, at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see different options such as “Live,” “Story,” “Reels,” etc. Tap on the “Live” option.
4. Before going live, Instagram will give you a brief overview of how live videos work. Read through the information if you’re new to live streaming.
5. Once you’re ready, tap on the “Start Live Video” button. Instagram will notify your followers that you’re going live.
6. To confirm that you are indeed live, look for the “Live” icon in the top left corner of the screen. It will appear as a small red ring around the word “Live.”
7. Additionally, you can check the timer to see how long you’ve been live. Simply tap on the “Live” icon, and it will display the duration of your live video.
8. While you’re live, your followers can join and interact with you through comments and likes. You can see these interactions in real-time on your screen.
9. If you want to end the live stream, tap on the “End” button at the top right corner of the screen. Instagram will confirm if you want to end the live video.
10. After ending the live video, you’ll have the option to share it to your story or discard it. Choose the appropriate option based on your preference.

Remember, going live on Instagram allows you to connect with your followers in a more interactive way. It’s a great opportunity to engage with your audience, answer their questions, or share your experiences in real-time. Enjoy your live streaming experience on Instagram!